BRANDI VS. ADRIENNE AND PAUL INSTIGATOR:Brandi Glanville WHY: Obviously, the tension here has been ongoing, but Brandi is responsible for revving things up this week with her comments at Lisa’s tasting. WINNER: Neither! Uh, did you think anyone came off looking like a winner? True, Brandi was the one who started things with her personal comment about Adrienne Maloof’s family, but then Adrienne and Paul got down and dirty themselves, with Adrienne making accusations about Brandi’s parenting and Paul calling Brandi a “piece of s**t.” Rule of thumb: Whenever the word “bitch” is used about a thousand times in a six-minute span, no one wins.
KYLE VS. KIM INSTIGATOR: Kim Richards WHY: Kim says at Lisa Vanderpump’s tasting that certain people in her life make her emotional, which Kyle Richards assumes includes her. Then, Kyle isn’t happy when Kim causes a brouhaha at Mauricio’s event. WINNER: Kyle. We understand Kim felt the need to fill Adrienne and Paul in on what Brandi had said, and Kim says she tried to call Adrienne before the event but that Adrienne didn’t respond. Still, there’s really no excuse for ruining Mauricio’s work function. Also, there must be a more productive way to address her issues with Kyle than in front of a group at Lisa’s restaurant. Still, we’ll give Kim credit that her heart was in the right place in both instances.
LISA AND KEN VS. ADRIENNE AND PAUL INSTIGATOR: Both couples WHY: Ken jokes that Adrienne’s book will be short, while Paul refers to Lisa as a “troublemaker” and assumes she was involved in the rumor-spreading. WINNER: Again, no winner. Ken’s comment didn’t really seem malicious, and Paul’s comment was a heat-of-the-moment thing, so not too much harm was done either way. Still, these comments make it clear that Adrienne and Lisa’s sit-down a few episodes ago has not completely quelled tensions. Or maybe its the two husbands who need the sit-down?